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Email Design Podcast #79: Dynamic Content via Web Fonts and Microsoft is Giving Up on Windows 10 Mobile
In the 79th episode of The Email Design Podcast, Kevin Mandeville and Jason Rodriguez discuss background images in the Samsung email app, dynamic email content via web fonts, Microsoft giving up on Windows 10 Mobile, and more. Be sure to follow along and join in the discussion on Twitter using #EmailDesignPodcast.
In this episode:
- (0:31) Background images in the Samsung email app: Be sure to only use single quotes (‘image.jpg’) instead of double quotes (“image.jpg”) in your code for background image support in the Samsung app.
- (2:00) Inbox by Gmail starting to support HTML5 tags: Inbox by Gmail doesn’t support all of HTML5, but it looks like support for basic tags like <main>, <nav>, and <aside> are now live.
- (4:09) Google Pixel 2: The second edition of Google’s phone will come in two versions, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL. The Pixel 2XL will have the highest pixel density of a mobile device ever at 538ppi.
- (7:34) EmailMonster.io: A simple drag-and-drop template tool.
- (11:33) Featured Jobs: Email Operations Officer at The Michael J. Fox Foundation | E-mail Marketing Manager at Major League Soccer | Email Deployment Specialist at Rack Room Shoes | Email Developer at LendingTree
- (13:35) Mimecast discovers “vulnerability” of external CSS: This article of an email security firm attempting to promote external CSS as a vulnerability reads like something out of The Onion.
- (17:21) Feed dynamic content to emails through Web Fonts: Balázs Varga figured out how to map glyphs to unique character entities to create dynamic copy via web fonts.
- (22:58) Microsoft is finally fixing a notorious Outlook emoji problem that’s plagued users for seven years: Encouraging (albeit small) news on a rendering issue being solved by Microsoft: Smiley faces will now no longer appear as “J” for users.
- (25:04) Microsoft is giving up on Windows 10 Mobile: Not that Windows 10 Mobile ever gained ground in market share, but this is great news to reduce the amount of fragmentation in email rendering.
- (27:23) The next perpetual release of Office: Outlook 2019 is coming.
- (28:20) Email of the Week: Hillary for America Email Library
- (33:12) R.I.P. AIM
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